Sidetracking heart attack to be a disease that affects the older generation is a thing of the past. Nowadays there are more youngsters who face the wrath of the disease greatly. The haphazard eating behaviors, sedentary lifestyles and physical inactivity are the main reasons behind such ghastly situations.
The disease presents itself with certain common symptoms such as labored breathing and tightness in the chest in both adults and children. Other common signs of cardiovascular problems in youngsters include:
A Gentle Reminder
Although aware of what is right and what is wrong, many of us take our health for granted and don’t pay enough attention to it until something strikes us badly. Its good to refresh ourselves on the facts given below:
Obesity is a leading cause of numerous problems in kids due to various factors such as genetics, environmental issues, sleep and others. Most important of all are diet and exercise. Overweight and obesity increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol levels, increase in blood pressure, osteoarthritis and metabolic syndrome-all of which increase the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. We read, see and hear from people around us, advertisements, government hoarding and others on the ill effects of an unhealthy body weight yet we seem to be attracted to the cheesy pizzas, hot samosas and jalebis, juicy burgers and the oily French fries. A birthday party or a meet up with friends is incomplete without any of the above-mentioned items. Parents too have developed a habit of rewarding their children with chocolates or sweets for some activity performed, take youngsters outside for a full-fledged processed meal and never think twice before ordering out as it minimizes their workload tremendously.
Smoking is commonly witness among younger adults who take pleasure in whiffing out a wave of air. Cigarette use results in decreased cognitive skills, lesser ability to focus and destruction to mental and physical health.
Unhealthy diets have become a routine affair with many individuals. Most of us consume more than double the permissible quantities of fats, sugar and sodium putting our health into distress. Such haphazard eating patterns have the ability to increase risk of high blood pressure and diabetes which exist as the underlying cause for many other health problems.
Sedentary lifestyle is yet another cause for rise in health problems. Children are recommended to practice at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity exercises daily but not even 50% kids fulfill this requirement. Most of them are glued to their personal laptops or mobile phones. Parents too don’t encourage children to go out and play owing to their busy work schedules and different personal interests. Interests of children have changed tremendously; lifestyles have become sedentary and their health is taking a downside owing to insignificant exercise routines and activity schedules.
Today’s lifestyle makes the occurrence of diseases unpredictable. Children or adult, young or small anyone can be affected by any disease irrespective of the age or sex. Following a healthy lifestyle, eating a nutritious diet and leading a disciplined life can only help us become healthier adults. To get yourself into the healthy daily routine that’s practical get in touch with reputed dietitian nutritionists at www.firsteatright.com.
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Dietitian & Nutritionist Dr. Nafeesa Imteyaz.